|Title:||Did Bill Gates Call Ukraine 'Big, Fat, Corrupt Sinkhole'?|
|Date published:||March 1, 2023|
|Date updated:||March 1, 2023|
The words “big, fat, corrupt sinkhole” are not a direct quote, but an interpretation of what Gates is saying in the edited clip.
As his quote shows, Gates was referring to “pre-war” Ukraine, crucial context that was omitted from the clip circulating online.
It is not clear what Gates’ timeframe is for “pre-war”—it could refer to before Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022 or its initial invasion in 2014.